PART 1 – God and ETERNITY

CHAPTER 1 – The Revealing of the MYSTERY of the ETERNAL God From BEFORE Time and Creation Began.

Please pray to God asking for the supernatural spiritually sound mind of Christ to help you to better understand this study. God’s concept and involvement with ALL naturally conceived humans started in ETERNITY from BEFORE time began! This Chapter will reveal to you some things about the ETERNALITY of God and His foreknowledge and predestined plans for ALL PARTS OF HIS CREATION and particularly in the lives of all naturally conceived mankind from BEFORE time and creation began. I believe God also had/has foreknown and predestined plans for ALL the parts of His creation including the angels and the universe. I am going to share some things about the time the angels were created in PART II – CHAPTER 1, but in PART 1, I going to focus mainly on God and ETERNITY Let’s see what God and His Word will reveal to us!

A simple definition for ETERNITY is “an entity {God} or an era {age or period} in space with no beginning nor end.” Anyone or anything of that era is ETERNAL and has labels of “forever and ever,” “everlasting to everlasting,” “ages of the ages” or “eternities of the eternities.” While this definition may seem easy enough, the only persons who ever ascribed as being ETERNAL are God and the High Priest – King Melchizedek.
Genesis 21:33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba and called there on the name of the Lord, the Eternal God. AMP
Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is your refuge and dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms; He drove the enemy before you and thrust them out, saying, Destroy! AMP
Romans 16:26 But is now disclosed and through the prophetic Scriptures is made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, [to win them] to obedience to the faith, AMP
Psalms 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth or ever You had formed and given birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting You are God. AMP
Galatians 1:5 To Him {God} [be ascribed all] the glory through all the ages of the ages and the eternities of the eternities! Amen (so be it). AMP
Hebrews 7:3 {The High Priest/King Melchizedek being} Without [record of] father or mother or ancestral line, neither with beginning of days nor ending of life, but, resembling the Son of God, he continues to be a priest without interruption and without successor. {Who might King Melchizedek be? He has attributes of God but was a man! Was he Jesus Christ pre-incarnate?} AMP

But I truly believe that ETERNITY contains so much MORE! ETERNITY not only starts out as being without a beginning, but some place in its existence it contains the beginning of time, place, and history of physical creation including all of the successive Ages from the beginning of time through the End of the Age. And ALL of these Ages culminate back into ETERNITY.
Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible. AMP
Genesis 1:1 IN THE beginning {of time, place, and history} God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth. [Heb 11:3.] AMP
Matthew 13:49 So it will be at the close and consummation {end} of the age. The angels will go forth and separate the wicked from the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God) AMP
Galatians 1:5 To Him {God} [be ascribed {credited} all] the glory through all the ages of the ages and the eternities of the eternities! Amen (so be it). AMP

Many Christians prefer to deal with the concept of ETERNITY as being AFTER one’s death. While your destiny AFTER death IS very important – whether you will be with God in His Kingdom of God/Heaven for all of ETERNITY or separated from Him for all of ETERNITY in Hell/the Lake of Fire – this study is about what happened to you as part of God’s concept for ALL humans AND ALL the other parts of His creation in ETERNITY with Him from BEFORE creation, time, place, and history began. I pray this study will help you to better see and understand the ETERNAL God’s involvement in man’s/your life from ETERNITY through ETERNITIES. In order to better know about God, Who He is, and how He works, we MUST be able to believe and accept that He is alive with many spiritual supernatural characteristics some of which He shares with His creatures who have been “Born Again” – BOTH mankind and angels. I will share some of these attributes in coming chapters. But now let us see what God was doing in ETERNITY.

CHAPTER 2 – God’s Plans from Eternity.

Revelation 22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last (the Before all and the End of all). [Isa 44:6; 48:12.] AMP
Isaiah 43:10 You are My witnesses, says the Lord, and My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know Me, believe Me and remain steadfast to Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after Me. AMP

God’s physical and spiritual concept for ALL of naturally conceived man was written in His Book of Life BEFORE anything was. This concept was given only for the spiritual angels and the physical and spiritual natures of man to have an immortal and eternal spiritual nature. I believe God’s LOVE includes His concept/ perception/starting point of man in His Book of Life from BEFORE time began in ETERNITY and continues down throughout ALL of the successive Ages of time culminating in his/her judgment and then on into ETERNITY.
1 John 4:19 We love Him, because He first loved us. {When did God first love you/us?}AMP
Psalms 139:16 {Although it is King David speaking, this applies to all of naturally conceived man.} Your eyes saw my {yet – KJV} unformed substance, and in Your book {of Life} all the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them {They were envisioned in God’s plans and concept for man in ETERNITY for EACH naturally conceived human from BEFORE time began.}. AMP
John 3:18 He who believes in Him {Jesus Christ} [who clings to, trusts in, relies on Him] is not judged [he who trusts in Him never comes up for judgment; for him there is no rejection, no condemnation — he incurs no damnation]; but he who does not believe (cleave to, rely on, trust in Him) is judged already [he has already been convicted and has already received his sentence] because he has not believed in and trusted in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [He is condemned for refusing to let his trust rest in Christ’s name.] AMP

In this Chapter, we will study the ETERNALITY of God which simply means He has no beginning nor end, is forever unchanging meaning He was, is, and will always be the same.
Psalms 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth or ever You had formed and given birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting You are God. AMP
Malachi 3:6a For I am the Lord, I do not change;…… AMP
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages). AMP
Exodus 3:14-15 And God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM and WHAT I AM {past tense of verb “to be”}, and I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE {future tense of verb “to be”}; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I AM {present tense of verb “to be”} has sent me to you! AMP

But that does NOT mean that God is not eager to reveal ETERNITY to His spiritually adopted children. Scripture states that God has set ETERNITY in the hearts and minds of ALL men. What would be His purpose for doing this? Why does He want you to know about ETERNITY – this period from before time and history began to the end of the age back into ETERNITY? Prayerfully, this study will reveal the integrality {vital necessity} of God and what He has done with the concept/plans of your life and the lives of ALL naturally conceived humans from before time and history began bringing them to fruition at just the right time and place through the successive ages in history through judgment to the end of time and history.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 He {God} has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted {set} eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. AMP
Hebrews 13:5b for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!] [Josh 1:5.] AMP

So why is not modern era man revealing this sense and priority of ETERNITY as found in the Christian Bible in his mindset and purpose of life? It is virtually not studied and nonexistent in modern man’s life! Satan the deceiver has countered God’s concept of ETERNITY in men’s hearts and minds by masking it with the modern era mindset of instant gratification/satisfaction/fulfillment/pleasure. God’s desire is for you to have an “active and long term” mindset and relationship with Him and His supernatural spiritual Kingdom versus Satan and his henchmen’s desire and mindset are for you to be mentally and actively distracted in his physical kingdoms of the world “NOW!!!”
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 For such men are false apostles [spurious, counterfeits], deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles (special messengers) of Christ (the Messiah). 14 And it is no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light; 15 So it is not surprising if his servants also masquerade as ministers of righteousness. [But] their end will correspond with their deeds. AMP

Many peoples of the world including Christians have their mindset on “saving the world and the things of this world.” This is very apparent in the “politically correct” mindset that is so prevalent around the world! How can we Christians get back on the “right track” of “winning/saving sinners” to Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and discipling them to a true faith in Him making Him their Lord God and Master?
Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls {to Jesus Christ as their personal Savior}. NASB
Daniel 12:3 And the teachers and those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness (to uprightness and right standing with God) [shall give forth light] like the stars forever and ever. [Matt 13:43.] AMP
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. AMP
Acts 4:12 And there is salvation in and through no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by and in which we must be saved. AMP
John 20:28-29 Thomas answered Him, My Lord and my God! 29 Jesus said to him, Because you have seen Me, Thomas, do you now believe (trust, have faith)? Blessed and happy and to be envied are those who have never seen Me and yet have believed and adhered to and trusted and relied on Me. AMP
Matthew 23:8 “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have only one Master {teacher – Jesus Christ other Bibles} and you are all brothers. NIV
Colossians 4:1 MASTERS {humans who have slaves}, [on your part] deal with your slaves justly and fairly, knowing that also you have a Master in heaven. [Lev 25:43, 53.] AMP

The mind set on the world and the things of the world CANNOT, WILL NOT, nor DOES NOT please God!!! Do you understand this???
Romans 8:6-8 Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit {i.e. demonic worldly common sense – James 3:15}] is death [death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever]. 7 [That is] because the mind of the flesh [with its carnal thoughts and purposes] is hostile to God, for it does not submit itself to God’s Law {which we are to use as a guide for our lives}; indeed it cannot. 8 So then those who are living the life of the flesh [catering to the appetites and impulses of their carnal nature] cannot please or satisfy God, or be acceptable to Him. AMP
2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1 What agreement [can there be between] a temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in and with and among them and will walk in and with and among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. [Ex 25:8; 29:45; Lev 26:12; Jer 31:1; Ezek 37:27.] 17 So, come out from among [unbelievers], and separate (sever) yourselves from them, says the Lord, and touch not [any] unclean thing; then I will receive you kindly and treat you with favor, [Isa 52:11.] 18 And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty. [Isa 43:6; Hos 1:10.]

Chapter 7 THEREFORE, SINCE these [great] promises are ours, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates and defiles body and spirit, and bring [our] consecration to completeness in the [reverential] fear of God. AMP
1 John 2:15-17 Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for {love of – NASB, NKJV, NIV} the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world — the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things] — these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself]. 17 And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever. AMP
James 3:13-16 Who is there among you who is wise and intelligent? Then let him by his noble living show forth his [good] works with the [unobtrusive{/low profile}] humility [which is the proper attribute] of true wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry, selfish ambition) in your hearts, do not pride yourselves on it and thus be in defiance of and false to the Truth. 15 This [superficial{/fake/phony}] wisdom is not such as comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual (animal), even devilish (demoniacal {of Satan’s thinking/mindset}). 16 For wherever there is jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry and selfish ambition), there will also be confusion (unrest, disharmony, rebellion) and all sorts of evil and vile practices. AMP

The Book of Ecclesiastes which may have been written by King Solomon some 3000 plus years ago contrasts these “two worlds – the physical and the spiritual” as he writes about “vanities of vanities” – the pointlessness of human activity in the physical secular world! IF YOU WOULD STEP BACK TO SEE THE LARGER PICTURE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN TODAY’S WORLD EVENTS, YOU WOULD SEE THE TRUTHS REVEALED IN HIS BOOK AS TO BEING “SPOT ON” FOR MANKIND “TODAY!!!”}
Ecclesiastes 1:2-3, 8-11 In my opinion {King Solomon speaking and also for MYSELF!!!}, nothing {no work in the kingdom of the world} is worthwhile; everything is futile {/pointless/unsuccessful/ineffective for the Kingdom of God}. 3 For what does a man get for all his hard work? 8 Everything is unutterably weary and tiresome. No matter how much we see, we are never satisfied; no matter how much we hear, we are not content. 9 History merely repeats itself. Nothing is truly new; it has all been done or said before. 10 What can you point to that is new? How do you know it didn’t exist long ages ago? 11 We don’t remember what happened in those former times, and in the future generations no one will remember what we have done back here. TLB

The peoples of the world and WAY TOO MANY CHRISTIANS are relentlessly and constantly chasing after, devouring, and consuming EVERY seemingly NEW news flash that comes forth from the world. The news media picks up a news flash – whether real or fake – and then constantly repeats it until the next news flash takes place and the process is repeated/rehashed and repeated/rehashed and repeated/rehashed again and again. This process remind me of a ruminate animal that regurgitates {/vomits and re-swallows} its food several times before they finally digest and consume it. Maybe we knew something about the original news flash – what it was at the beginning but with all its rehash, its ending appearance is certainly nothing like what we thought it was at its beginning!
Ecclesiastes 12:12-14 But about going further [than the words {written in the Bible – 1 Corinthians 4:6} given by one Shepherd], my son, be warned. Of making many books {whether containing TRUE news or FAKE news} there is no end [so do not believe everything you read], and much study {of the world and the things of the world} is a weariness of the flesh {i.e. One’s mind and intellect because it is demonic! – James 3:15.}. 13 All has been heard; the end of the matter is: Fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is] and keep His commandments {as found in His Word}, for this is the whole of man [the full, original purpose of his creation, the object of God’s providence, the root of character, the foundation of all happiness, the adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun] and the whole [duty] for every man. 14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good or evil. [Matt 12:36; Acts 17:30, 31; Rom 2:16; 1 Cor 4:5.] AMP

What does your immersion in the affairs of the world cause you in your life? Who does it indicate as the “G{g}od of your life?” Please think about this! IF your mindset and the desire of your heart are to “save the world and the things of the world,” and you are actively involved with the all the workings of the kingdoms of the world and their politics, I truly believe you are in deep trouble in your relationship with God!!! You are working and serving the WRONG god – Satan and in the WRONG kingdoms of the world!!! Your thinking and mindset is founded on the “god of this world and his worldly kingdoms/nations” – Satan rather than worshipping and serving the true living loving God and His supernatural spiritual Kingdom.
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, NKJV
James 3:15 This [superficial] {worldly} wisdom is not such as comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual (animal), even devilish (demoniacal) {of Satan}. AMP
Matthew 7:21-23 {Jesus Christ speaking} Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name and driven out demons in Your name and done many mighty works in Your name? 23 And then I will say to them openly (publicly), I never knew you; depart from Me, you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands]. [Ps 6:8.] AMP
Matthew 6:33 But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides. AMP

CHAPTER 3 – Scriptures Revealing the ETERNALITY of the ETERNAL Living God.

I do not know of any other religion in the world that can provide a resume’ of their deity that comes even close to the one for the Godhead. God’s resume’ contains His attributes which enables Him to give LIGHT and LIFE to His creation! The Godhead – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit – is a living ETERNAL supernatural spiritual Being! The definition of His being ETERNAL means He has no beginning nor end. There are NO Scriptures which explains to man the origin of God other than He has always been. There are limited Scriptures in the Bible that share about God having some kind of “beginning” from before time began. Somehow God has ALWAYS been! PERIOD!!! I have edited the Amplified Bible translation of John 1:1-2 to show the Godhead as ETERNAL:
John 1:1-2 IN THE beginning [before all time – {in ETERNITY}] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God {the Father and God the Holy Spirit}, and the Word was God {the Son} Himself. [Isa 9:6.] 2 He {God the Son} was present originally with God {in the Godhead in ETERNITY from BEFORE time and creation began}. AMP
Exodus 3:14 And God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM and WHAT I AM {past tense of verb “to be”}, and I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE {future tense of verb “to be”}; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I AM {present tense of verb “to be”} has sent me to you! AMP
Revelation 22:13 {Jesus Christ speaking} I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last (the Before all and the End of all). [Isa 44:6; 48:12.] AMP
Isaiah 41:4b I, the Lord — the first [existing before history began] and with the last [an ever-present, unchanging God {Malachi 3:6; Hebrews 13:8}] — I am He. AMP
Job 36:26 Behold, God is great, and we know Him not! The number of His years is unsearchable. [1 Cor 13:12.] AMP
1 John 1:1-3 [WE ARE writing] about the Word of Life [in] Him Who existed from the beginning {God the Son/Jesus Christ in ETERNITY – John 1:1-2}, Whom we have heard, Whom we have seen with our [own] eyes, Whom we have gazed upon [for ourselves] and have touched with our [own] hands. 2 And the Life [an aspect of His being] was revealed (made manifest, demonstrated), and we saw [as eyewitnesses] and are testifying to and declare to you the Life, the eternal Life [in Him] Who already existed with the Father and Who [actually] was made visible (was revealed) to us [His followers]. 3 What we have seen and [ourselves] heard, we are also telling you, so that you too may realize and enjoy fellowship as partners and partakers with us. And [this] fellowship that we have [which is a distinguishing mark of Christians] is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ (the Messiah). AMP
Matthew 28:20b {Jesus speaking} I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation {ending} of the age. Amen (so let it be). AMP

Scripture reveals to us the ETERNALITY of each member of the Godhead. God the Father is ETERNAL:
1 Timothy 1:17 Now to the King of eternity, incorruptible and immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever (to the ages of ages{/ETERNITY}). Amen (so be it). AMP
Revelation 7:12 Amen! (So be it!) they {the angels} cried. Blessing and glory and majesty and splendor and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and might [be ascribed] to our God to the ages and ages (forever and ever, throughout the eternities of the eternities)! Amen! (So be it!) AMP

God the Son is ETERNAL:
1 John 1:1 [WE ARE writing] about the Word of Life [in] Him Who existed from the beginning {God the Son/Jesus Christ from ETERNITY}, Whom we have heard, Whom we have seen with our [own] eyes, Whom we have gazed upon [for ourselves] and have touched with our [own] hands. AMP
John 17:5 And now, Father, glorify Me along with Yourself and restore Me to such majesty and honor in Your presence as I had with You {in ETERNITY from} before the world {cosmos/universe/creation} existed. AMP
Colossians 1:17 And He Himself {Jesus Christ} existed before all things {in ETERNITY}, and in Him all things consist (cohere, are held together). [Prov 8:22-31.] AMP

God the Holy Spirit is ETERNAL:
Hebrews 9:14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal {Holy} Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? NASB
John 15:26 But when the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) comes, Whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth Who comes (proceeds) from the Father {Who is ETERNAL}, He [Himself] will testify regarding Me. AMP {While this Scripture does not directly call the Holy Spirit ETERNAL, it does share that He “proceeds from the Father” Who is ETERNAL thus making Him ETERNAL.}

The Triune God/Godhead is God throughout ETERNITY!:
1 John 5:6-7 This is He Who came by (with) water and blood [His baptism and His death], Jesus Christ (the Messiah) — not by (in) the water only, but by (in) the water and the blood. And it is the [Holy] Spirit Who bears witness, because the [Holy] Spirit is the Truth. 7 So there are three witnesses in {the third} heaven: the Father, the Word {the Son} and the Holy Spirit, and these three are One; AMP
Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord [the only Lord]. AMP
John 1:1-2 IN THE beginning [before all time – {in ETERNITY}] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God {the Father and God the Holy Spirit}, and the Word was God {the Son} Himself. [Isa 9:6.] 2 He {God the Son} was present originally with God {in the Godhead in ETERNITY BEFORE time and creation began}. AMP

CHAPTER 4 – The ETERNAL Spiritual Characteristics of the Living Godhead/Trinity:

Isaiah 43:10 You are My witnesses, says the Lord, and My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know Me, believe Me and remain steadfast to Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after Me {There are NO other TRUE living Gods in creation PERIOD!!!}. AMP

No other false “gods” of any other man made religions in the world can fabricate a resume’ even close to the personal attributes that the ONLY true living loving God of the Christian Bible and faith has. If God has these living attributes, then He MUST be living! As you read the following Scriptures, listen for God’s testimony about Himself.
Isaiah 40:25 To whom then will you liken Me, that I should be equal to him? says the Holy One. AMP

Some of the Scriptures that I use may not have a direct link to the characteristic but please remember and know that God cannot give to His adopted children what He Himself does not possess.
1) God is the ONLY true, living, and loving God in ALL of ETERNITY:
John 17:3 And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent. AMP
Jeremiah 10:10a But the Lord is the true God; he is the living God, the eternal King. NIV
1 John 4:8 He who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love. AMP
Isaiah 43:10 You are My witnesses, says the Lord, and My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know Me, believe Me and remain steadfast to Me, and understand that I am He {God’s Name – Exodus 3:14}. Before Me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after Me. AMP
Isaiah 44:6-8 Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: I am the First and I am the Last; besides Me there is no God. [Rev 1:17; 2:8; 22:13.] 7 Who is like Me? Let him [stand and] proclaim it, declare it, and set [his proofs] in order before Me, since I made and established the people of antiquity. [Who has announced from of old] the things that are coming? Then let them declare yet future things. 8 Fear not, nor be afraid [in the coming violent upheavals]; have I not told it to you from of old and declared it? And you are My witnesses! Is there a God besides Me? There is no [other] Rock; I know not any. AMP
Isaiah 40:18 To whom then will you liken God? Or with what likeness will you compare Him? [Acts 17:29.] AMP
2) The Mystery of the Godhead is It is Triune/a Trinity meaning It includes the three personages of God – the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit but still ONE God ALL indwelling the True Believer:
1 John 5:7 So there are three witnesses in heaven: the Father, the Word {the Son of Man – John 1:1} and the Holy Spirit, and these three are One; AMP
Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord [the only Lord]. AMP
Colossians 2:10 And you are in Him {Jesus Christ}, made full and having come to fullness of life [in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead — Father, Son and Holy Spirit — and reach full spiritual stature]. And He is the Head of all rule and authority [of every angelic principality and power]. AMP
3) The Godhead is ETERNAL:
Genesis 21:33 Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba and called there on the name of the Lord, the Eternal God. AMP
Psalms 90:2 Before the mountains were created, before the earth was formed, you are God without beginning or end. TLB
Psalms 93:2 Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity. NIV
4) God is the supernatural spiritual King of ETERNITY Who is incorruptible, immortal, invisible, and the ONLY God being without sin as evidenced by Jesus Christ. He is the King of His supernatural spiritual Kingdom.
1 Timothy 1:17 Now to the King of eternity, incorruptible and immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever (to the ages of ages). Amen (so be it). AMP
2 Corinthians 5:21 For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness]. AMP
Isaiah 40:17 All the {physical} nations are as nothing before Him; they are regarded by Him as less than nothing and emptiness (waste, futility, and worthlessness). {Because Jesus Christ did NOT create any of them except for Israel – Isaiah 43:15!} AMP
Matthew 4:8-10 Again, the devil took Him up on a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory (the splendor, magnificence, preeminence, and excellence) of them. 9 And he said to Him, These things, all taken together, I will give You, if You will prostrate Yourself before me and do homage and worship me. 10 Then Jesus said to him, Begone, Satan! For it has been written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him alone shall you serve. [Deut 6:13.] AMP
Isaiah 43:15 I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator of Israel, your King.
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5) The God of the Christian faith is Spirit ONLY:
John 4:24 God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (reality). AMP
Colossians 1:15 [Now] He {God the Son/Jesus Christ} is the exact likeness of the unseen God [the visible representation of the invisible {spiritual God}]; He is the Firstborn of all creation. AMP
Exodus 20:2-4 I am the Lord your God, Who has brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 You shall have no other gods before or besides Me. 4 {Because I am Spirit and invisible} You shall not make yourself any graven image [to worship it] or any likeness of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth {you MUST not make any physical statues, images, or pictures of Me}; AMP

I must interject here that Scripture shares with us that God has a “soul.” This is a new revelation to me! Scripture also shares that Jesus Christ also has a “soul.” While I can understand the Son of Man Who is TOTALLY human as having a “soul” like the rest of man, I cannot find any commentaries that help me to understand God having a “soul.” At this time, I REALLY do NOT understand the full implications of this! Does this refer to God as having a “personality” which He most certainly does?!
Isaiah 42:1 {God speaking} BEHOLD MY Servant, Whom I uphold, My elect in Whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice and right and reveal truth to the nations. [Matt 3:16, 17.] AMP
Matthew 26:38 Then He {Jesus} said to them, My soul is very sad and deeply grieved, so that I am almost dying of sorrow. Stay here and keep awake and keep watch with Me. AMP

The teaching about one’s spirit and soul is NOT easy to understand, but whatever you thoughts on the subject, PLEASE know that one’s spirit and soul are TWO distinct entities that can be separated by God’s Word:
Hebrews 4:12 For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart. AMP
6) The sequence of God the Son Who is the Son of Man i.e. 100% human and Who is also 100% God the Son at the same time:
John 1:1-2 IN THE beginning [before all time – {in ETERNITY}] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God {the Father and God the Holy Spirit}, and the Word was God {the Son} Himself. [Isa 9:6.] 2 He {God the Son} was present originally with God {in the Godhead in ETERNITY from BEFORE time and creation began}. AMP
John 1:14 And the Word (Christ) {John 1:1} became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us; and we [actually] saw His glory (His honor, His majesty), such glory as an only begotten son receives from his father, full of grace (favor, loving-kindness) and truth. [Isa 40:5.] AMP
Philippians 2:5-8 Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility:] 6 Who, although being essentially one with God and in the form of God [possessing the fullness of the attributes which make God God], did not think this equality with God was a thing to be eagerly grasped or retained, 7 But stripped Himself [of all privileges and rightful dignity], so as to assume the guise of a servant (slave), in that He became like men and was born a human being. 8 And after He had appeared in human form, He abased and humbled Himself [still further] and carried His obedience to the extreme of death, even the death of the cross! AMP
Hebrews 2:14 Since, therefore, [these His] children share in flesh and blood [in the physical nature of human beings], He [Himself] in a similar manner partook of the same [nature], that by [going through] death He might bring to naught and make of no effect him who had the power of death — that is, the devil — AMP
Hebrews 2:17 So it is evident that it was essential that He be made like His brethren in every respect, in order that He might become a merciful (sympathetic) and faithful High Priest in the things related to God, to make atonement and propitiation for the people’s sins. AMP
John 17:1-5 WHEN JESUS had spoken these things, He lifted up His eyes to heaven and said, Father, the hour has come. Glorify and exalt and honor and magnify Your Son, so that Your Son may glorify and extol and honor and magnify You. 2 [Just as] You have granted Him power and authority over all flesh (all humankind), [now glorify Him] so that He may give eternal life to all whom You have given Him. 3 And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent. 4 I have glorified You down here on the earth by completing the work that You gave Me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify Me along with Yourself and restore Me to such majesty and honor in Your presence as I had with You before the world existed. AMP
7) Because God is ETERNAL, He is self-existent/self-sufficient – exists without any need for outside help:
John 5:26 For even as the Father has life in Himself and is self-existent, so He has given to the Son to have life in Himself and be self-existent. AMP
Exodus 3:14 And God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM and WHAT I AM {past tense of verb “to be”}, and I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE {future tense of verb “to be”}; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I AM {present tense of verb “to be”} has sent me to you! AMP
8) God is immutable/unchanging:
Malachi 3:6 For I am the Lord, I do not change; that is why you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed. AMP
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages). AMP
Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that He should tell or act a lie, neither the son of man, that He should feel repentance or compunction [for what He has promised]. Has He said and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken and shall He not make it good? AMP
9) The knowledge, wisdom, judgments, untraceable ways, limitless riches, kindness, goodness, and free grace of God are beyond man’s understanding:
Romans 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unfathomable (inscrutable, unsearchable) are His judgments (His decisions)! And how untraceable (mysterious, undiscoverable) are His ways (His methods, His paths)! AMP
Ephesians 2:7 He {God} did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus. AMP
10) God is Omnipotent/supreme – He is all powerful, able to fulfill His will at anytime.
Job 42:2 I know that You can do all things, and that no thought or purpose of Yours can be restrained or thwarted. AMP
Luke 18:27 But He said, What is impossible with men is possible with God. [Gen 18:14; Jer 32:17.] AMP
11) God is Omnipresent/infinite – His ability as Spirit to always be present everywhere at once. He is unable to be contained.
Deuteronomy 4:39 Know, recognize, and understand therefore this day and turn your [mind and] heart to it that the Lord is God in the heavens above and upon the earth beneath; there is no other. AMP
Jeremiah 23:23-24 Am I a God at hand, says the Lord, and not a God afar off? 24 Can anyone hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? says the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? says the Lord. AMP
12) God is Omniscient/all knowing – God eternally and perfectly knows all things at all times.
Psalms 147:5 Great is our Lord and of great power; His understanding is inexhaustible and boundless. AMP
Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end and the result from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure and purpose. AMP
13) God’s grace is ETERNAL to all generations:
Psalms 100:5 For the Lord is good; His mercy and loving-kindness {grace} are everlasting {ETERNAL}, His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations. AMP
14) As the ONLY True Living God, His Sovereignty over His creation has the autonomy, authority, and power to totally control and bring all of His plans including salvation to fruition.
Psalms 115:3 But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases. AMP
Isaiah 45:21-22 “Declare and set forth your case {you idols}; Indeed, let them consult together. Who has announced this from of old? Who has long since declared it? Is it not I, the Lord? And there is no other God besides Me, A righteous God and a Savior; There is none except Me. 22 “Turn to Me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth; For I am God, and there is no other. NASB
15) The Providence of God – God in the wisdom of His plans has the foresight to know the steps for each naturally conceived human from ETERNITY down through the successive ages of time and back into ETERNITY.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. AMP
Titus 1:2 [Resting] in the hope of eternal life, [life] which the ever truthful God Who cannot deceive promised before the world or the ages of time began. AMP
Proverbs 21:30 There is no [human] wisdom or understanding or counsel [that can prevail] against the Lord. AMP
Proverbs 16:9 A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure. [Ps 37:23; Prov 20:24; Jer 10:23.] AMP
Proverbs 20:24 Man’s steps are ordered by the Lord. How then can a man understand his way? AMP
Jeremiah 10:23 O Lord [pleads Jeremiah in the name of the people], I know that [the determination of] the way of a man is not in himself; it is not in man [even in a strong man or in a man at his best] to direct his [own] steps. [Ps 37:23; Prov 20:24.] AMP
16) God’s wisdom is displayed in Jesus Christ from ETERNITY:
Proverbs 8:20-36 I [Wisdom] walk in the way of righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation), in the midst of the paths of justice, 21 That I may cause those who love me to inherit [true] riches and that I may fill their treasuries. 22 The Lord formed and brought me [Wisdom] forth at the beginning of His way {i.e. Wisdom has always been}, before His acts of old. 23 I [Wisdom] was inaugurated and ordained from everlasting {ETERNITY}, from the beginning, before ever the earth existed. [John 1:1; 1 Cor 1:24.] 24 When there were no deeps, I was brought forth, when there were no fountains laden with water. 25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I was brought forth, [Job 15:7, 8.] 26 While as yet He had not made the land or the fields or the first of the dust of the earth.
27 When He prepared the heavens, I [Wisdom] was there; when He drew a circle {for the earth} upon the face of the deep and stretched out the firmament over it, 28 When He made firm the skies above, when He established the fountains of the deep, 29 When He gave to the sea its limit and His decree that the waters should not transgress [across the boundaries set by] His command, when He appointed the foundations of the earth — [Job 38:10,11; Ps 104:6-9; Jer 5:22.] 30 Then I [Wisdom] was beside Him as a master and director of the work; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing before Him always, [Matt 3:17; John 1:2, 18.] 31 Rejoicing in His inhabited earth and delighting in the sons of men. [Ps 16:3.]
32 Now therefore listen to me, O you sons; for blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are those who keep my ways. [Ps 119:1, 2; 128:1, 2; Luke 11:28.] 33 Hear instruction and be wise, and do not refuse or neglect it. 34 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. 35 For whoever finds me [Wisdom] finds life {and Light} and draws forth and obtains favor from the Lord. 36 But he who misses me or sins against me wrongs and injures himself; all who hate me love and court death {darkness}. AMP
Colossians 1:17 And He Himself {God the Son} existed before all things, and in Him all things consist (cohere, are held together). [Prov 8:22-31.] AMP
17) Christ is the treasury of all pure and holy knowledge and wisdom and enlightenment. I believe this applies to BOTH the physical and spiritual realms:
Colossians 2:3 In Him {God the Son} all the treasures of [divine] wisdom (comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God) and [all the riches of spiritual] knowledge and enlightenment are stored up and lie hidden. AMP
1 Corinthians 1:30 But it is from Him {God the Father} that you have your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, [revealed to us a knowledge of the divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God], and our Consecration [making us pure and holy], and our Redemption [providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin]. AMP
18) The true, living, loving God has as part of His resume’ His unbreakable ETERNAL PROMISES which number into the thousands {I have seen estimates as high as 37,000!}. God cannot renege on anything that He foreordained because they are all recorded in His Book of Life from BEFORE time began. They are literally etched in ETERNITY making then unchangeable and permanent!
2 Corinthians 1:20 For as many as are the promises of God {some estimates as high as 37,000}, they all find their Yes [answer] in Him [Christ]. For this reason we also utter the Amen (so be it) to God through Him [in His Person and by His agency] to the glory of God. AMP
19) God is faithful!:
Deuteronomy 7:9 Know, recognize, and understand therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, Who keeps covenant and steadfast love and mercy with those who love Him and keep His commandments, to a thousand generations, AMP
2 Corinthians 1:18 As surely as God is trustworthy and faithful and means what He says, our speech and message to you have not been Yes [that might mean] No. AMP
1 Thessalonians 5:24 Faithful is He Who is calling you [to Himself] and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you]. AMP

Because God is faithful/has faith, He is able to provide and apply true faith in us towards Him at His discretion. When we first began to recognize and acknowledge God in our sinful life, Who do you think was there providing that “spark” of faith to ignite your faith? In other words, Who was instigating these happenings in your sinful life? God has loved and foreknown you from BEFORE time began as His offspring and He will never leave you providing you HOPE to become an adopted spiritual child of God during your physical lifetime!
John 16:8 And when He {the Holy Spirit} comes, He will convict and convince the world {each and every person during the ongoing daily life in the world at that time} and bring demonstration to it about sin and about righteousness (uprightness of heart and right standing with God) and about judgment {to spark and ignite an unbelievers faith is Jesus Christ as their personal Savior}: AMP
Hebrews 13:5 Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!] [Josh 1:5.] AMP
20) God has Agape{/Unconditional Love towards men, angels, and His entire creation}. I cannot find any direct references for God’s Agape towards His angels, but because God does NOT change {Malachi 3:6}, I believe He loves and has provided for them Jesus Christ as their personal Savior {Revelation 13:8} in a very similar manner as for sinful man.
1 John 4:16 And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him. AMP
1 John 4:12-13 No man has at any time [yet] seen God. But if we love one another, God abides (lives and remains) in us and His love (that love which is essentially His) is brought to completion (to its full maturity, runs its full course, is perfected) in us! 13 By this we come to know (perceive, recognize, and understand) that we abide (live and remain) in Him and He in us: because He has given (imparted) to us of His [Holy] Spirit. AMP
Revelation 19:10 Then I {John} fell prostrate at his feet {an angel} to worship (to pay divine honors) to him, but he [restrained me] and said, Refrain! [You must not do that!] I am [only] another servant with you and your brethren who have [accepted and hold] the testimony borne by Jesus. Worship God! For the substance (essence) of the truth revealed by Jesus is the spirit of all prophecy [the vital breath, the inspiration of all inspired preaching and interpretation of the divine will and purpose, including both mine and yours]. AMP
Revelation 22:9 But he {an angel} said to me, Refrain! [You must not do that!] I am [only] a fellow servant along with yourself and with your brethren the prophets and with those who are mindful of and practice [the truths contained in] the messages of this book. Worship God! AMP
Psalms 119:64 The earth, O Lord, is full of Your mercy and loving-kindness; teach me Your statutes. AMP
Psalms 145:9 The Lord is good to all {parts of His creation}; he has compassion on all he has made. NIV

21) God’s Free Gift of Grace provides the angels and man with eternal salvation. I believe all of God’s angels witnessed His creating of the earth on its predesignated foundation {Genesis 1:2a} eons after the initial creation {Job 38:7}. This formation of a physical entity that would sustain created physical and spiritual human beings with an intellect, free will, and emotions who could be manipulated. I believe Satan and two thirds of the other angels figured out God’s Gospel Message when He named the stars which caused them to rebel against God in sin {Isaiah 14:13-15; Ezekiel 28:15-16}. Long story short – those fallen angels needed a Savior {Jesus Christ} Who was slain since the foundation of the world/earth for their sins.
Revelation 13:8b — all whose {humans whose} names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world. NIV
Revelation 19:10 Then I fell down at his feet {the angel} to worship him, but he said, “No! Don’t! For I am a servant of God just as you are, and as your brother Christians are, who testify of their faith in Jesus. Worship God. The purpose of all prophecy and of all I have shown you is to tell about Jesus.” TLB
22) I believe God’s provision for eternal salvation {Jesus Christ} is an eternal concept for BOTH angels and man, thus so is His Free Gift of Grace:
Revelation 13:8 And all the inhabitants of the earth will fall down in adoration and pay him homage, everyone whose name has not been recorded in the Book of Life of the Lamb that was slain [in sacrifice] from the foundation of the world. AMP
2 Corinthians 9:14-15 And they yearn for you while they pray for you, because of the surpassing measure of God’s grace (His favor and mercy and spiritual blessing which is shown forth) in you. 15 Now thanks be to God for His Gift {of grace}, [precious] beyond telling [His indescribable, inexpressible, free Gift]! AMP
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God (His unmerited favor and blessing) has come forward (appeared {as Jesus Christ}) for the deliverance from sin and the eternal salvation for all mankind. AMP
23) God is the ONLY Savior for BOTH the angels and mankind:
Isaiah 43:11 I, even I, am the Lord, and besides Me there is no Savior. AMP
Revelation 13:8 And all the inhabitants of the earth will fall down in adoration and pay him homage, everyone whose name has not been recorded in the Book of Life of the Lamb that was slain [in sacrifice] from the foundation of the world. AMP {We know Jesus Christ – the Lamb – was slain on the cross some 2000 years ago for man’s sins. For whose sins was He slain from the foundation of the world – the fallen angels?}
Revelation 19:10 Then I fell prostrate at his feet to worship (to pay divine honors) to him, but he [restrained me] and said, Refrain! [You must not do that!] I am [only] another servant with you and your brethren who have [accepted and hold] the testimony borne by Jesus {by being “Born Again”}. Worship God! For the substance (essence) of the truth revealed by Jesus is the spirit of all prophecy [the vital breath, the inspiration of all inspired preaching and interpretation of the divine will and purpose, including both mine and yours]. AMP
Acts 4:12 And there is salvation in and through no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by and in which we must be saved. AMP
24) God’s justice is true and righteous:
Revelation 16:7 And [from] the altar I heard [the] cry, Yes, Lord God the Omnipotent, Your judgments (sentences, decisions) are true and just and righteous! [Ps 119:137.] AMP
Revelation 15:3 And they sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb, saying, Mighty and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God the Omnipotent! Righteous (just) and true are Your ways, O Sovereign of the ages (King of the nations)! [Ex 15:1; Ps 145:17.] AMP
25) God’s GRACE separates Him from any other man made false deity that has ever been dreamt up. The Bible teaches that God’s grace is His unmerited mercy/ favor that God gave to humanity by sending his Son, Jesus Christ, to die on a cross shedding His blood for our sins, thus securing man’s eternal salvation from sin. God’s grace can be summed up as applying to man as: “God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense!”
Romans 3:23-24 for all {of mankind} have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; NASB
Titus 3:5-7 He saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but because of His own pity and mercy, by [the] cleansing [bath] of the new birth (regeneration) and renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6 Which He poured out [so] richly upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior. 7 [And He did it in order] that we might be justified by His grace (by His favor, wholly undeserved), [that we might be acknowledged and counted as conformed to the divine will in purpose, thought, and action], and that we might become heirs of eternal life according to [our] hope. AMP

This study on God’s attributes will continue in PART II CHAPTER 7 The Continuation of God’s Spiritual Characteristics Including Those That He Imputes to His Adopted Spiritual Children.

CHAPTER 5 – The Revealing of the MYSTERY of ETERNITY i.e. Its Being With God From Before Time and Creation Began.

Man has many thoughts about the concept of ETERNITY. Many people are content to deal with ETERNITY as the time of one’s spiritual life AFTER death and where you will spend it whether in the Kingdom of God/heaven with God or in Hell/Lake of Fire designated for Satan and his followers. While this is good, how many of you have ever thought about the entirety of ETERNITY? Does it have any importance in your thinking? In your life? What does it mean to you? What are some of your thoughts about ETERNITY? You are supposed to be thinking about ETERNITY!!!
Ecclesiastes 3:11 He {God} has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted {set/put} eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. AMP

The definition for ETERNITY is it also has no beginning time nor end of time thus it is timeless and it is absolutely infinite in its physical and spiritual presence. It is an endless sealed unit looking much like an immensely huge partially inflated beach ball or possibly a huge wrinkled cocoon. Nothing can get in, nothing can get out. It has always been and will continue forever! Only God as Spirit is able to circumvent it! Scripture states that God inhabits ETERNITY, but does that mean He is contained in ETERNITY or does it mean that He lives in ETERNITY the SAME way He indwells His spiritually adopted Children – vicariously? Think about the last part of Ecclesiastes 3:11 – “yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end,” and how Satan has lied to and deceived man so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.
Isaiah 57:15 For thus says the high and lofty One — He Who inhabits eternity, Whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, but with him also who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the thoroughly penitent [bruised with sorrow for sin] {Isaiah 61:2}. [Matt 5:3.] AMP
2 Corinthians 6:16 What agreement [can there be between] a temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in and with and among them and will walk in and with and among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. [Ex 25:8; 29:45; Lev 26:12; Jer 31:1; Ezek 37:27.] AMP
Ephesians 1:5 For He {God} foreordained us ({pre}destined us, planned in love for us) to be adopted (revealed) as His own {spiritual} children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will [because it pleased Him and was His kind intent] — AMP

I would like to insert what I believe is the difference between the use of the word offspring and the use of {spiritual} children in my writings. An offspring is a naturally conceived child according to the procreation template:
Acts 17:28 For in Him we live and move and have our being; as even some of your [own] poets have said, For we are also His offspring. AMP
Genesis 4:1 AND ADAM {man} knew {had sex with} Eve {woman} as his wife, and she became pregnant and bore Cain {their offspring}; and she said, I have gotten and gained a man with the help of the Lord {God the Holy Spirit}. AMP

The offspring becomes a {spiritual} child of God when he/she is “Born Again” through their faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ to forgive their sins {Ephesians 1:7}.
John 1:12-13 But to as many as did receive and welcome Him {as their Savior}, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the {spiritual} children of God, that is, to those who believe in (adhere to, trust in, and rely on) His name {as their personal Savior} — [Isa 56:5.] 13 Who owe their birth neither to bloods nor to the will of the flesh [that of physical impulse] nor to the will of man [that of a natural father], but to God. [They are born {again} of God!] AMP

Now getting back to Isaiah 57:15 which states that God “inhabits eternity,” I will make the statement that God CANNOT inhabit nor be contained in ETERNITY or anywhere else!!! Scripture states that NOTHING can contain/hold/confine/limit God! Because God is Spirit, one of His characteristics is that He is Omnipresent which means that He is able to be EVERYWHERE at the SAME time but He is not contained or confined by ETERNITY or anything else. I have used some Old Testament Scriptures in this Chapter, please notice as you read them of God’s LOVE and inclusion for the person who is humble and of a broken or wounded spirit, and who trembles at His word and reveres His commands. I believe that God judges that person as “saved.”
2 Chronicles 2:6 But who is able to build Him a house, since heaven, even the highest heaven {Third Heaven}, cannot contain Him? Who am I to build Him a {physical} house {to contain Him}, except as a place to burn incense in worship before Him? AMP
2 Chronicles 6:18 But will God actually dwell with men on the earth? {YES!!! He will dwell within redeemed man – 2 Corinthians 6:16b-18.} Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens {Third Heaven} cannot contain You; how much less this {physical} house which I have built! AMP
1 Kings 8:27 But will God indeed dwell with men on the earth? Behold, the heavens and heaven of heavens {the Third Heaven} [in its most extended compass] cannot contain You; how much less this {physical} house that I have built? AMP
Acts 7:48-50 However, the Most High does not dwell in {physical} houses and temples made with hands; as the prophet says, [Isa 66:1, 2.] 49 {God says the Third} Heaven [is] My throne, and earth the footstool for My feet. What {any} [kind of] house can you build for Me, says the Lord, or what is the place in which I can rest? 50 Was it not My hand that made all these things? AMP
Isaiah 66:1-2 THUS SAYS the Lord: Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool. What kind of house would you build for Me? And what kind can be My resting-place? [Acts 17:24.] 2 For all these things My hand has made, and so all these things have come into being [by and for Me], says the Lord. But this is the man to whom I will look and have regard: he who is humble and of a broken or wounded spirit, and who trembles at My word and reveres My commands {Isaiah 57:15}. [John 4:24.] AMP
Isaiah 57:15b I {God} dwell in the high and holy place, but with him also who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the thoroughly penitent [bruised with sorrow for sin] {Isaiah 61:2}. [Matt 5:3.] AMP

CHAPTER 6 – What Possessions Did God Originally Have With Him Before Time Began in ETERNITY?

Many Christians believe that in the beginning there was ONLY God. We should now know that ETERNITY is also without beginning. Is it possible that He had some kinds of possessions with Him in ETERNITY BEFORE time began? I will again use an edited John 1:1-2 and Exodus 3:14 to share God’s original depiction:
John 1:1-2 IN THE beginning [before all time – {in ETERNITY}] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God {the Father and God the Holy Spirit}, and the Word was God {the Son} Himself. [Isa 9:6.] 2 He {God the Son} was present originally with God {in the Godhead in ETERNITY from BEFORE time and creation began}. AMP
Exodus 3:14 And God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM and WHAT I AM {past tense of verb “to be”}, and I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE {future tense of verb “to be”}; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I AM {present tense of verb “to be”} has sent me to you! AMP

The Christian God’s origin is represented as a Triune Godhead – three Persons united as ONE God.
Matthew 28:19 Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, AMP
1 John 5:7 So there are three witnesses in heaven: the Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit, and these three are One; AMP
Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord [the only Lord]. AMP

Next comes the question of what plans and resources was initially with God in ETERNITY? What was part of His ETERNAL ensemble? Please remember that in John 1:1 the Trinity is revealed. Also, in John 1:1, God the Son is called the “Word!” This is very important because “word” is used in its various contexts over 700 times in the Bible. I believe that many times when the Bible states that the “word” was given to someone, it was God the Holy Spirit using the “Word” of God the Son/Jesus Christ to communicate with that person! God the Son/Jesus Christ as the “Word” was stating the ETERNAL Gospel Message from “before time began” as it is found in ETERNITY.
Revelation 14:6 Then I saw another angel flying in midair, with an eternal Gospel (good news) to tell to the inhabitants of the earth, to every race and tribe and language and people. AMP

God has wisdom that is beyond my comprehension. His wisdom is revealed as part of His Son’s character:
Colossians 2:3 In Him {Jesus Christ} all the treasures of [divine] wisdom (comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God) and [all the riches of spiritual] knowledge and enlightenment are stored up and lie hidden. AMP
Proverbs 8:22-31 The Lord formed and brought me [Wisdom] forth at the beginning of His way, before His acts of old. 23 I [Wisdom] was inaugurated and ordained from everlasting, from the beginning, before ever the earth existed. [John 1:1; 1 Cor 1:24.] 24 When there were no deeps, I was brought forth, when there were no fountains laden with water. 25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I was brought forth, [Job 15:7,8.] 26 While as yet He had not made the land or the fields or the first of the dust of the earth. 27 When He prepared the heavens, I [Wisdom] was there; when He drew a circle upon the face of the deep and stretched out the firmament over it, 28 When He made firm the skies above, when He established the fountains of the deep, 29 When He gave to the sea its limit and His decree that the waters should not transgress [across the boundaries set by] His command, when He appointed the foundations of the earth — [Job 38:10,11; Ps 104:6-9; Jer 5:22.] 30 Then I [Wisdom] was beside Him as a master and director of the work; and I was daily His delight, rejoicing before Him always, [Matt 3:17; John 1:2,18.] 31 Rejoicing in His inhabited earth and delighting in the sons of men. [Ps 16:3.] AMP

We know that God the Father’s wisdom enabled Him to have thoughts and plans for ALL of His creation – the animate and inanimate physical portions and the supernatural spiritual portions. I believe the inanimate parts of God’s creation actually have “life” in them! It may not be the kind of life like what living things here on earth have, but because God is Omnipresent, He brings and gives His Light and Life throughout the universe.
John 1:4 In Him {Jesus Christ} was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. AMP
John 9:5 As long as I {Jesus Christ} am in the world {Greek – cosmos/ universe}, I am the world’s{/cosmos’} Light. AMP

When did God’s plans originate? God’s thoughts and plans are part of His eternality and had to be with Him in ETERNITY. What is very interesting to me is that God was well aware of sin being part of His creation for both the angels and man, its consequence, and His ETERNAL GRACE – the death and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ that was needed to overcome it.
Revelation 13:8 And all the inhabitants of the earth will fall down in adoration and pay him homage, everyone whose name has not been recorded in the Book of Life of the Lamb that was slain [in sacrifice] from the foundation of the world. AMP

We MUST also realize His thoughts and plans have always contained the HOPE that the angels and ALL peoples {sinners} of the world WOULD be saved!
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. AMP
Titus 1:2 [Resting] in the hope of eternal life, [life] which the ever truthful God Who cannot deceive promised before the world or the ages of time began. AMP
Ephesians 1:4 Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love. AMP
Isaiah 57:15 For thus says the high and lofty One — He Who inhabits eternity, Whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, but with him also who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit {the sinner seeking to be SAVED}, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the thoroughly penitent{/repentant “saved” sinner} [bruised with sorrow for sin]. [Matt 5:3.] AMP
1 Timothy 2:4 Who wishes all men to be saved and [increasingly] to perceive and recognize and discern and know precisely and correctly the [divine] Truth.
AMP

CHAPTER 7 – Imagine Yourself As God.

Let’s switch gears here and conduct a little experiment. Imagine yourself as “God Who is Spirit” and cannot be contained by anything. You are able to look at and visually see and comprehend EVERYTHING in ETERNITY all at once – the beginning from the end all from the inside to the outside of ETERNITY! Again, you are able to do this because the Godhead is an ETERNAL supernatural Spirit Being!
John 1:1-2 IN THE beginning [before all time {in ETERNITY}] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God {the Father and God the Holy Spirit}, and the Word was God {the Son} Himself. [Isa 9:6.] 2 He {God the Son} was present originally with God {the Father and God the Holy Spirit – the Godhead in ETERNITY from BEFORE time and creation began}. AMP
John 4:24 God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (reality). AMP
Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end and the result from the beginning, and from ancient times {ETERNITY} the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel {plans} shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure and purpose {“TODAY” and into the future to ETERNITY}, AMP
Acts 15:18 Says the Lord, Who has been making these things known from the beginning of the world. [Isa 45:21; Jer 12:15; Amos 9:11, 12.] AMP
Isaiah 45:21-22 Declare and bring forward your strong arguments [for praying to gods that cannot save]; yes, take counsel together. Who announced this [the rise of Cyrus and his conquests] beforehand (long ago)? [What god] declared it of old? Was it not I, the Lord? And there is no other God besides Me, a rigidly and uncompromisingly just and righteous God and Savior; there is none besides Me. 22 Look to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other. AMP

You as the Triune God along with Your possessions – Your thoughts and plans for all of creation, Your residence in the third heaven which includes the Kingdom of God, Your Throne in Your Kingdom, and Your Books are hovering over ETERNITY. More on God’s possessions in PART II CHAPTER 3. As you view it, you see that it contains the fulfillment of God’s plans of the successive ages from the beginning of time and creation with all its history up to the end of the age of His creation and into the future and then back into ETERNITY. ETERNITY is God’s STOREHOUSE containing ALL of His creation EXCEPT for Him!

ETERNITY totally encompasses and contains ALL physical and spiritual things in creation including time, place, and history except for God! God and ETERNITY are separate but yet somehow inseparable! The triune God of Christianity has always existed! The following verse reveals the triune God in ETERNITY from BEFORE time began. Please remember God as Spirit cannot be contained!
John 1:1-2 IN THE beginning [before all time] was the {eternal} Word (Christ) {God the Son}, and the Word was with God {the eternal Father [Genesis 21:23] and God the eternal Holy Spirit [Hebrews 9:14]}, and the Word {Jesus Christ/God the Son} was God Himself. [Isa 9:6.] 2 He was present originally with God {the Father and God the Holy Spirit {in ETERNITY} BEFORE anything was}. AMP
2 Chronicles 2:6 But who is able to build Him a house, since heaven, even highest heaven {the Third Heaven/Paradise}, cannot contain Him? Who am I to build Him a house, except as a place to burn incense in worship before Him? AMP

ETERNITY has no opening for a beginning nor is there an exit, but yet God indwells ETERNITY! How is He able to do that? Initially ETERNITY in and of itself was one immense/huge/enormous/gigantic/immeasurable/multidimensional continuously expanding blob totally devoid of light! But yet God Who is Light holds ETERNITY in palm of His hand.
John 9:5 {Jesus Christ/God the Son speaking} As long as I am in the world {Cosmos/universe}, I am the world’s {Cosmos’} Light. AMP
Isaiah 48:13 {God the Son speaking} It was my hand that laid the foundations of the earth; the palm of my right hand spread out the heavens above {Hebrews 1:10}; I spoke and they came into being. TLB
Psalms 33:9 For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. AMP
Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the {spoken} word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible. AMP

ETERNITY is without beginning nor end and totally encapsulates all of creation, but God Himself is able to surround/enclose ETERNITY much like a cocoon! How is He able to be at the beginning of ETERNITY, at its end, able to be outside of ETERNITY and inside of ETERNITY all at the SAME time? I am going to introduce you to the word “intermingling” in Chapter 8.

CHAPTER 8 – The INTERMINGLING of God and ETERNITY

As I ponder on ETERNITY, it becomes apparent that however ETERNITY came into being, it has always been the same much as God has always been the SAME.
Malachi 3:6a For I am the Lord, I do not change…….; AMP
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages) {through [from the beginning to the end of] eternity}. AMP
I believe the main difference between ETERNITY and God is that the original entity of ETERNITY was totally empty and devoid of light, but God Who is Light intermingles with and overcomes the darkness of ETERNITY with His Light! Imagine God as a “light switch” in ETERNITY. Intermingle can be defined as “something that interacts/mixes with something else but remains separate from it.” That being the case, somehow God and ETERNITY while being separate entities do intermingle with one another. Again, ETERNITY will be used by God for His STOREHOUSE for His creation!

CHAPTER 9 – God’s Dwelling Place in the Third Heaven/Paradise.

I believe the following possessions were with God in ETERNITY BEFORE the successive ages of time began. They include His Kingdom and throne in Paradise – His {spiritual} Third Heaven:
2 Corinthians 12:2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago — whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows — was caught up to the third heaven. AMP
Luke 23:43 And He {Jesus Christ} answered him {the thief}, Truly I tell you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise {the third heaven}. AMP
1 Kings 8:30 Hearken to the prayer of Your servant and of Your people Israel when they pray in or toward this place. Hear in {the third} heaven, Your dwelling place, and when You hear, forgive. {Remember that God as Spirit cannot be contained! – 1 Kings 8:27, 2 Chronicles 2:6} AMP
Psalms 103:19 The Lord has established His throne in the {third} heavens, and His kingdom rules over all. AMP
Psalms 45:6 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever {ETERNAL}; the scepter {of Imperial Power} of righteousness is the scepter {authority} of Your kingdom. AMP
Hebrews 1:8 But as to the Son, He {God the Father} says to Him, Your throne, O God, is forever and ever (to the ages of the ages {ETERNAL}), and the scepter {Sovereignty} of Your kingdom is a scepter {of Imperial Power} of absolute righteousness (of justice and straightforwardness). AMP

The “Word” Who is Jesus Christ {John 1:1} also knew the ETERNAL Gospel Message which God prepared for those who love, worship, and serve Him. I believe the ETERNAL Gospel Message along with the plans and names for all naturally conceived people were recorded in God’s Book of Life from BEFORE time and the history began.
Revelation 14:6-7 And I saw another angel flying in mid-heaven {second heaven}, having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people; 7 and he said with a loud voice, “Fear God, and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of waters.” NASB

Now comes an interesting question for me. Is Eden the Garden of God/the Garden of Eden ETERNAL or was it a created entity? This was the Garden that accompanied Jesus Christ in the Third Heaven with Him viewing Satan and on earth when He walked in the Garden with Adam and Eve. I do not believe God had any “physical or spiritual need” of the Garden in ETERNITY. I believe Eden the Garden of God was created AFTER God created the stars but BEFORE He created the angels. The stars contained the minerals to prepare the jewels and gold for Lucifer/Satan’s adornment in Eden.
Ezekiel 28:13 You {Satan} were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the carnelian, topaz, jasper, chrysolite, beryl, onyx, sapphire, carbuncle, and emerald; and your settings and your sockets and engravings were wrought in gold. On the day that you were created they were prepared. [Gen 3:14, 15; Isa 14:12-15; Matt 16:23.] AMP
Genesis 3:8 And they {Adam and Eve} heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden {of Eden} in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. AMP

The Third Heaven contained God’s Throne:
Psalms 103:19 The Lord has established His throne in the {third} heavens, and His kingdom rules over all. AMP
Isaiah 66:1 THUS SAYS the Lord {Who cannot be contained}: {the third} Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool. What kind of house would you build for Me? And what kind can be My resting-place? [Acts 17:24.] AMP
Acts 7:49 {The third} Heaven [is] My throne, and earth the footstool for My feet. What [kind of] house can you build for Me, says the Lord, or what is the place in which I can rest? AMP

I now come to a couple of interesting questions – Jesus said His Father’s house has many mansions. Is God the Father’s house the SAME as the city of New Jerusalem?
John 14:2 In My Father’s house there are many dwelling places (homes). If it were not so, I would have told you; for I am going away to prepare a place for you. AMP
Revelation 21:10 Then in the Spirit He conveyed me away to a vast and lofty mountain and exhibited to me the holy (hallowed, consecrated){new} city of Jerusalem descending out of heaven from God, [Ezek 40:2.] AMP

I believe God had His thoughts and plans with Him in and from ETERNITY! This being the case, we have to ask ourselves whether He had BOOKS with Him to write things down/to keep as a record? I can make a case for Him having THREE books with Him in ETERNITY that contain His plans for ALL of His creation including every dot and tittle for BOTH the inanimate parts of creation and the animated parts of creation which include all living things and the angels and most importantly – man.

The Word/the Book of Scriptures which God used as His original manuscript for revealing the Gospel Message when He named the stars when He created them in the Second Heaven at creation.
Isaiah 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high and see! Who has created these? He {God} Who brings out their host {stars} by number and calls them all by name; through the greatness of His might and because He is strong in power, not one is missing or lacks anything. AMP
Psalms 147:4 He determines and counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by their names. AMP
Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. [James 1:10, 11; 1 Peter 1:24, 25.] AMP {Where?}
Psalms 119:89 Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven [stands firm as the heavens]. [Ps 89:2; Matt 24:34, 35; 1 Peter 1:25.] AMP

And the Book of Scriptures also called “The Word.” Jesus is the literal Word!
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. NASB
Hebrews 4:12 For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart. AMP
John 5:39 {Jesus speaking to the Jews} You search and investigate and pore over the {Old Testament} Scriptures {the Word} diligently, because you suppose and trust that you have eternal life through them. And these [very Scriptures{/very Word}] testify about Me! AMP

The Book of Scriptures is the ONLY book of the three books that is contained in ETERNITY that is a permanent fixture in heaven. The Gospel Message was used by God to name the stars found in heaven, and of course It came to earth latter for our hard copy for the Christian Bible.

The second book was His Book of Life:
Psalms 139:16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book {of Life} all the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them. AMP
Revelation 3:5 Thus shall he who conquers (is victorious) be clad in white garments, and I will not erase or blot out his name from the Book of Life; I will acknowledge him [as Mine] and I will confess his name openly before My Father and before His angels. [Ps 69:28; Dan 12:1.] AMP

And the third book was the Book of Deeds/Remembrance:
Revelation 20:12 I [also] saw the dead, great and small; they stood before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is [the Book] of Life. And the dead were judged (sentenced) by what they had done [their whole way of feeling and acting, their aims and endeavors] {their deeds} in accordance with what was recorded in the books. AMP
Romans 2:6 For He will render to every man according to his works [justly, as his deeds deserve]: [Ps 62:12.] AMP
Nehemiah 13:14 O my God, [earnestly] remember me concerning this and wipe not out my good deeds and kindnesses done for the house of my God and for His service. AMP

The last Book is the Book of Deeds/Remembrance which was initially empty at its origin but will be filled with entries for every naturally conceived person during the successive ages:
Malachi 3:16-18 Then those who feared the Lord talked often one to another; and the Lord listened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who reverenced and worshipfully feared the Lord and who thought on His name. 17 And they shall be Mine, says the Lord of hosts, in that day when I publicly recognize and openly declare them to be My jewels (My special possession, My peculiar treasure). And I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him. 18 Then shall you return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God and him who does not serve Him. AMP
Psalms 56:8 You number and record my wanderings; put my tears into Your bottle — are they not in Your book? AMP
Matthew 5:20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness (your uprightness and your right standing with God) is more than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. AMP
2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear and be revealed as we are before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive [his pay] according to what he has done in the body, whether good or evil [considering what his purpose and motive have been, and what he has achieved, been busy with, and given himself and his attention to accomplishing]. AMP

I believe these three Books were/are all contained in ETERNITY from ETERNITY with God.

CHAPTER 10 – Understanding How God Uses ETERNITY.

Christians MUST know and understand ETERNITY with its physical and spiritual attributes! So, how does God use ETERNITY? Again, ETERNITY is God’s STOREHOUSE! I believe that ETERNITY can best be revealed and expressed in the beginning of Genesis Chapter One. Before the age for the heavens with its stars was created, I believe the darkness and vastness/immensity of deep space represents the nothingness and emptiness of ETERNITY. Can you picture in your mind something that is without beginning nor having an end that is totally empty i.e. being totally void of light and life – an immense vast empty space? I believe if I take Genesis 1:2 and rewrite and reinterpret it this is the closest we are going to come to a scriptural description of ETERNITY in the Bible:
Genesis 1:2 {EDITED version – Before the heavens and} The earth {were created to fill the space provided for creation in ETERNITY, ETERNITY} was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep.

ETERNITY could be described in the last part of the above verse, but when God intermingles His Light and Life into the darkness of ETERNITY it changes!:
John 1:4-5 In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. 5 And the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it [put it out or absorbed it or appropriated it, and is unreceptive to it]. AMP

 

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